Friday, March 27, 2015

Health Benefits Of Vajrasana

Yoga Pose in Vajrasana
Vajrasana Pose

Benefits of Vajrasana :


  • Enhances blood circulation in the lower abdomen improving digestion.
  • If you sit in Vajrasana after food, food gets digested well.
  • Relieves excessive gas trouble or pain.
  • Nerves of legs, thighs are strengthened.
  • Makes knee and ankle joints flexible and prevents certain rheumatic diseases.
  • In Vajrasana spine is erect without much effort. It is also beneficial for practice of pranayama and as a preparatory for meditation.
  • Loosens the joints and muscles of the legs.
  • Increases blood circulation to the lower abdominal region.
  • Extremely good for gastrointestinal disorders.

Contraindications and Cautions:


  • Acute trouble or stiffness in foot, ankle and knees
  • Sciatica
  • Osteo-arthritis-knee

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Padmasana

Padmasana Yoga Benefits
Padmasana Yoga Pose

Benefits of  Padmasana


  • Maintains balanced flow of energy through the body.
  • Very useful in the practice of ashtanga yoga as one can sit comfortably for a long stretch of time maintaining awareness.
  • This asana applies pressure to the lower spine which has a relaxing effect on the nervous system.
  • The coccygeal and sacral nerves are toned as the blood that flow to the legs is redirected to the abdominal region stimulating also stimulating the digestive process.
  • Calms the brain.
  • Stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, and bladder.
  • Stretches the ankles and knees.
  • Eases menstrual discomfort.
  • Consistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth.
  • Traditional texts say that Padmasana destroys all disease and awakens kundalini.

Contraindications:


  • Ankle injury
  • Knee injury
  • Sciatica
  • Padmasana is considered to be an intermediate to advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
  • Sacral infection
  • Severe arthritis

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chakrasana Yoga Pose and Benefits


Chakrasana Yoga Pose with Benefits
Chakrasana Yoga Pose

Chakrasana Benefits:


  • Excellent to tone up the whole of vertebral column.
  • Increases the sympathetic tone, thereby making the practitioner more alert and active.
  • Increases the vital capacity of lungs.
  • Increases the blood flow towards brain, pituitary, hypothalamus and pineal gland.
  • Massages the abdominal organs, kidneys and adrenal glands.
  • Tones up the muscles of the arms, back and lower limbs.
  • Challenges nearly all the major joints of the body.
  • Tones up the thyroid, parathyroid and thymus gland.

Contraindications:


  • Hypertension
  • Glaucoma
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Space occupying lesion of the brain.
  • Arthritis of the knees, wrist.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Janu Shirshasana Benefits

Yoga Asana Janu Shirshasana
Janu Shirshasana Pose

Benefits of  Janu Shirshasana


  • Calms the brain and helps relieve mild depression.
  • Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings, calf muscles and groins.
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort.
  • Relieves anxiety, fatigue and headache.
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure, insomnia and sinusitis.
  • Can be done during second trimester of pregnancy, without extreme forward bend.
  • It is a good hip opening exercise.

Contraindications 


  • Disc Prolapse
  • Knee injury: Don't flex the injured knee completely and support it on a folded blanket.
  • Spinal injuries
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Hypotension
  • Ascites
  • Diarrhea


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